oppenheimer movie poster
oppenheimer movie poster

Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film, Oppenheimer, has released a new trailer showcasing a star-studded cast including Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, and Emily Blunt. The movie, set to release in theatres on July 21st, tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s enormous role in the creation of the atomic bomb.

Cillian Murphy, known for his roles in Peaky Blinders and Inception, takes on the lead role of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Emily Blunt portrays his wife, Katherine ‘Kitty’ Oppenheimer, who was a biologist and botanist. Florence Pugh plays the role of Jean Tatlock, a psychiatrist, and Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., the head of the Manhattan Project.

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Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1944 (NARA)

Oppenheimer was a theoretical physicist responsible for creating the first-ever atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project. The Los Alamos Laboratory was under his leadership, and it was here that the first nuclear weapons were developed. These weapons were ultimately used in the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, which ended the Second World War. The use of these bombs remains controversial to this day.

The movie is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. The book explores the life of Oppenheimer, his contributions to science, and his eventual downfall due to his opposition to the development of the hydrogen bomb.

Oppenheimer is sure to be a must-watch for history buffs and fans of Nolan’s work. The trailer showcases stunning visuals and an impressive cast that promises to deliver an engaging and thought-provoking experience.

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